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Android 13, Pixel 6a and Co. – what we expect at Google I/O 2022

The much-anticipated developer conference Google I/O 2022 is in the starting blocks. atechbook gives an overview of what Google could show us that is new.

On May 11 and 12, the latest developments from Google will be presented. Not only software-specific innovations will be presented, but also hardware. For this reason, the event is not exclusively aimed at developers. Consumers will also get their money’s worth. What could be presented at Google I/O, you will find out in the following. The event starts on May 11 at 7 p.m. (CET).

A lot has already been leaked, but the final facts will only be available at the developer conference Google I/O 2022. The hottest topics will most likely be Android 13 and various hardware, including the Pixel series.

Android 13

It is no secret that Google is working on its new operating system version Android 13. Some leaks have already surfaced and give an insight into what the developers from Mountain View, California, are currently working on. atechbook had already reported in detail about the possible innovations . Besides the known announcements, the company could also present further innovations. The rollout of the firmware is planned for fall 2022. As is known, the Google Pixels will make the start. After that, the other Android smartphones are to be supplied bit by bit.

Pixel 6a

Google launched the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro smartphones in October 2021. However, a mid-range model as a successor for the Pixel 4a and 5a has been missing so far. Now, the Google Pixel 6a might be presented. Unlike the predecessor models of the a-series, an improvement of the camera is quite conceivable for the light version of the flagship. The design could be based on the Pixel 6 phones, but the new smartphone is supposed to be more graduated in terms of specs.

Google Pixel Watch

For years, users have been wondering if Google will present a smartwatch. According to the leaks, Google will introduce the Google Pixel Watch at I/O 2022. The acquisition of Fitbit was also an indication. But what will the smartwatch look like and what features will it probably bring?

According to the published renders, it will be a watch with a round display and some health and fitness tracking tools. The diameter could be around 40 millimeters. However, it is still open whether the Pixel Watch will be compatible with all Android phones or exclusively integrated into the Pixel ecosystem, The Verge reports.

Wear OS

Also, because Google might present the Pixel Watch, the question naturally arises as to which operating system the watch will get. More specifically, it’s also about how WearOS will change. The Pixel Watch, should it appear, will be the first smartwatch outside of Samsung’s lineup to run WearOS 3, tweets blogger Shane Craig.

Google Pixel Buds Pro

The other manufacturers are also miles ahead of Google when it comes to headphones. According to leaker Jon Prosser, Google could unveil the Pixel Buds Pro at its developer trade show, Google I/O 2022. Not much is known, however, it is said that the headphones will come in different colors.


Last but not least, the company will most likely present further innovations at its developer conference Google I/O 2022, including various changes and improvements to Android and Google TV. But a new Nest Hub, the company’s own smart speaker with display, could also appear. That’s what Digitaltrends reports. It is also rumored that Google will revamp its Pay payment service and make it a Wallet app again.

Logically, these are all just rumors. It remains to be seen whether the mentioned devices will actually be presented. Nevertheless, they are conceivable since some leaks and announcements have been doing the rounds for quite some time.


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